Definitions for portpɔrt, poʊrt
This page provides all possible meanings and translations of the word port
a place (seaport or airport) where people and merchandise can enter or leave a country
port, port wine(noun)
sweet dark-red dessert wine originally from Portugal
port, embrasure, porthole(noun)
an opening (in a wall or ship or armored vehicle) for firing through
the left side of a ship or aircraft to someone who is aboard and facing the bow or nose
(computer science) computer circuit consisting of the hardware and associated circuitry that links one device with another (especially a computer and a hard disk drive or other peripherals)
located on the left side of a ship or aircraft
put or turn on the left side, of a ship
"port the helm"
bring to port
"the captain ported the ship at night"
land at or reach a port
"The ship finally ported"
turn or go to the port or left side, of a ship
"The big ship was slowly porting"
carry, bear, convey, or bring
"The small canoe could be ported easily"
carry or hold with both hands diagonally across the body, especially of weapons
"port a rifle"
"We were porting all in the club after dinner"
modify (software) for use on a different machine or platform
a dark red or purple astringent wine made in Portugal. It contains a large percentage of alcohol
a place where ships may ride secure from storms; a sheltered inlet, bay, or cove; a harbor; a haven. Used also figuratively
in law and commercial usage, a harbor where vessels are admitted to discharge and receive cargoes, from whence they depart and where they finish their voyages
a passageway; an opening or entrance to an inclosed place; a gate; a door; a portal
an opening in the side of a vessel; an embrasure through which cannon may be discharged; a porthole; also, the shutters which close such an opening
a passageway in a machine, through which a fluid, as steam, water, etc., may pass, as from a valve to the interior of the cylinder of a steam engine; an opening in a valve seat, or valve face
to carry; to bear; to transport
to throw, as a musket, diagonally across the body, with the lock in front, the right hand grasping the small of the stock, and the barrel sloping upward and crossing the point of the left shoulder; as, to port arms
the manner in which a person bears himself; deportment; carriage; bearing; demeanor; hence, manner or style of living; as, a proud port
the larboard or left side of a ship (looking from the stern toward the bow); as, a vessel heels to port. See Note under Larboard. Also used adjectively
to turn or put to the left or larboard side of a ship; -- said of the helm, and used chiefly in the imperative, as a command; as, port your helm
Origin: [From Oporto, in Portugal, i. e., porto the port, L. portus. See Port harbor.]
A port is a location on a coast or shore containing one or more harbors where ships can dock and transfer people or cargo to or from land. Port locations are selected to optimize access to land and navigable water, for commercial demand, and for shelter from wind and waves. Ports with deeper water are rarer, but can handle larger, more economical ships. Since ports throughout history handled every kind of traffic, support and storage facilities vary widely, may extend for miles, and dominate the local economy. Some ports have an important military role.
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Rank popularity for the word 'port' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #3260
Rank popularity for the word 'port' in Nouns Frequency: #1101
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Forest is the best port of the wise man!
Port Vila looks like an absolute bomb has hit it.
It is easier to port a shell than a shell script.
As soon as the port reopens, operations will be back to normal.
A ship in port is safe, but that's not what ships are built for.
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Translations for port
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- ميناء, منفذArabic
- liman, portAzerbaijani
- га́вань, портBelarusian
- приста́нище, портBulgarian
- přístav, portské, přístavní městoCzech
- havn, portDanish
- Hafen, Port, Portwein, HafenstadtGerman
- θύρα, πορτό, αριστερό, λιμένας, οίνος Πορτογαλίας, λιμάνιGreek
- puerto, a babor, vino de OportoSpanish
- sadam, port, portveinEstonian
- بندرگاه, بندرPersian
- satama, liitin, sovitus, portviini, paapuuri, siirtää, satamakaupunki, portti, sovittaminenFinnish
- port, vin de PortoFrench
- port, acarsaid, calaScottish Gaelic
- पोर्ट, बंदरगाहHindi
- kikötő, kikötővárosHungarian
- նավահանգիստ, միացք, պորտվեյնArmenian
- höfn, tengi, púrtvín, hafnarborg, portvínIcelandic
- porto, città portualeItalian
- 港, ポートJapanese
- ნავსადგური, პორტიGeorgian
- порт, кемежайKazakh
- កំពង់ផែ, កំពង់Khmer
- 항구, 港口Korean
- uostas, uostamiestisLithuanian
- ostas pilsēta, ostaLatvian
- далайн боомтMongolian
- port, havnNorwegian
- bakboord-, haven, poort, porto, overdragen, havenstad, port, portenDutch
- porte, port, porting, portvinNorwegian
- miasto portowe, lewoburtowy, portPolish
- porta, porto, abertura, vinho do Porto, passagemPortuguese
- порт, портвейн, га́вань, портовый городRussian
- portu, poltuSardinian
- luka, лука, vrataSerbo-Croatian
- ගමන්ලීලාවSinhala, Sinhalese
- luka, pristaniščeSlovene
- liman, portAlbanian
- babord, hamn, port, portering, portvin, portera, hamnstad, portning, portaSwedish
- bandari, mabandariSwahili
- порт, бандар, бандаргоҳTajik
- port, daunganTagalog
- şehri, liman, kenti, portTurkish
- порт, га́ваньUkrainian
- بندرگاہ, پورٹUrdu
- port, bandargohUzbek
- 港, cảngVietnamese
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